Triple Threat in Newport Tomorrow: Terminator, McG and Dan Aykroyd
Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!
Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival and the student governments of Mater Dei, Corona Del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools. And Terminator: Salvation director and OC native McG -- yes, that's what he calls himself -- will be at the screening to take your questions. Esquire recently claimed that "McG is not a douchebag," and we're usually inclined to believe what Esquire writes. But... check the press release on the guy:
McG is a rarity in today's entertainment world - a proven quadruple threat - director, producer, writer and songwriter. He first gained success directing almost 50 videos for a number of artists including Barenaked Ladies, Korn, Everclear, The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill, Smashmouth and Sugar Ray, to name a few. His talent soon caught the eye of aspiring producer, actress Drew Barrymore.
So, by attending tomorrow you get the added bonus being able to decide, in person, whether McG defies all the biographical evidence against him by actually not being a douchebag. That is, if you haven't already done so at all the previous NBFF events that featured him this year.
But wait, there's more! There'll be an after-party at A Restaurant, bartended by........ Dan Aykroyd. Why? We we're not sure. That's okay. The event starts at 7 p.m., at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport. Buy your tickets at the Newport Beach Film Festival website, and let us know what it all means.
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